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What does Scripture say about the rightful owners of Israel?

The Land of Israel is mentioned hundreds of times in the Torah by its names “Canaan” and/or “Israel”; other names such as Zion are...

When is Shmittah?

Shmittah follows a seven year cycle and is observed once in every seven years. The year begins on Rosh Hashanah, the 1st of the Jewish month...

How is Shmittah observed?

The Laws: The Biblical concept of Shmittah only applies to the Biblical land of Israel1. During the Shmittah year all farming is ceased. Following is...

What is Shmittah?

Shmittah is the original Sabbatical. The Torah1 tells us "for six years you shall plant your fields... but in the seventh year the land should have...

Why is Israel called the Holy Land?

In Judaism the term Holy is used for something that stands apart. Something that is different or designated. The land of Israel stands apart, is...

Why is the land of Israel considered the Jewish Homeland?

The answer is in the question. It is in the name of the land.  Why is the land called Israel? Because that is the biblical name of the...

Jerusalem: Home To More Miracles Than Ten

The Talmud1 records ten Miracles that occurred at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem on a regular basis: 1. No woman ever miscarried because of the smell of the...

What is the Origin of the Name Zionism?

Zion is one of the biblical names for the land of Israel, which G-d gave to the Jewish people. Therefore the desire to return to Israel and to live...

Who are Zionists?

Historically: 'Zion' is another name (used very often in the Torah) for the Holy Land of Israel, which was given as a gift from G-d to the Jewish...

Plant Your Tree in Israel

At the start of the first millennium: The land flowing with milk and honey. A producer of olives and exporter of olive oil to the entire civilized world....